Bargain Hunting #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
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Provencal Bargain Hunting at the Tip

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: OK it’s not quite the title that usually draws readers, but I thought this afternoon’s trip was worth sharing. Since moving in I’ve been busy trying to find nice pieces of furniture for the house and needless to say I don’t want to spend …

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Living the Provence Dream @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

Renovating in Provence: Living the dream a few early lessons

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Firstly apologies for any glitches in this blog – it’s been a bit chaotic trying to do it with intermittent internet and different wifi locations! I can’t believe where the last few days have gone. A week ago, I had just hosted the village book …

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Mont Ventoux Vaucluse
Julie Whitmarsh

Trains Planes, Automobiles and Bikes Buying a House in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vauclusedreamer: Three weeks today we will be heading down to Provence, ready to sign the final documents that will be needed to complete our house purchase, which as you can imagine is something we’re really looking forward to (to say the least!) The pretty hill-top village …

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House hunting in #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

House-hunting in France is a full-time job

Contributor blog post by by Vaucluse Dreamer: When I left home to come out house-hunting my hubby’s final words were ‘ It’s not going to be a holiday you know’ – and after my experiences over the last couple of days he was spot-on. It’s fair to say that this …

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House hunting in Provence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie Whitmarsh

Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart – The House Hunt Continues

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: When our first efforts at buying a house in France fell apart, just before signing the Compromis de Vente, we were absolutely gutted and it would have been very easy to just give up and walk away. We felt though, that we had no other option, …

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Renovation in Provence #Expats #LivinginProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Renovation in Provence: More Ceiling Surprises

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our Renovation: More Ceiling Surprises So we’re still stripping back to try to get to the bare bones or our new tiny house. During the past few days we’ve gone back upstairs to take down the ceiling that consisted of fake wood made of styrofoam …

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House Renovation #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Renovation in Provence Demolition Part II

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our Renovation in Provence: The Demolition Continues! You’re going to have to brace yourselves for a little hideousness- but we’ve started taring down the wood panels downstairs. This panelling so popular in the 70s is a form of cache misère which basically translates into hiding …

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House Renovation #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

Provence Renovation Part I: Demolition

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our New House (!!!) is just the end section of this Mas (Provencal farmhouse) that is actually well known in the area as the Mas Longue (Long Farmhouse). There are even postcards of this building from 100 years ago! We are in the centre of …

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Mirabeau Cronk Maison Tiles @MirabeauWine
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceMaison Mirabeau Wines

Finally in our own Maison en Provence

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @MirabeauWine  As we know well from having read Peter Mayle’s tale of life and construction in Provence, nothing (apart from buying baguettes and Rosé) is ever easy in this neck of the woods. We do forget that construction is mostly a nightmare, wherever you are …

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Mas in the Luberon #RealEstate #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley Tinker

How to Buy a House in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Our version of Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence” After two years, the time had come for us to finally settle down and buy a house in beautiful Provence! What we wanted Oh the dream of a Provencal farmhouse… One day… Our minuscule budget dictated our …

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